Contact: Wendel Sloan at 505.562.2253
PORTALES—Eastern New Mexico University's Department of Theatre and Dance will present their first Main Stage of the season, Tennessee Williams' "Eccentricities of a Nightingale," on Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 15–17.
The show, in the University Theatre Center on the Portales campus, begins at 7 p.m. each night. General admission tickets cost $8, seniors 55+ $7, pre-college students $6, and ENMU students $5.
Directed by Stella Buie, assistant professor of theatre at ENMU, the play takes place in Glorious Hill, Miss., shortly before the First World War. Alma Winemiller, a sensitive and lonely young woman, has become increasingly restive and disturbed by the fear that she will remain a spinster. Hemmed in by her stern minister father, and her deranged mother, she makes a final, almost desperate, attempt to win the man of her choice—a young doctor whose social-climbing mother frowns on his attachment to Alma.
The play centers on the complex relationship between these two, her touching attempts to sway his emotions, and his uncertainty as to where his heart should lead him. In the end there is to be only one truly beautiful moment between them, for neither can break the ties of family and position which draw them apart and which, inevitably, defeat Alma's hopes for a new and fuller life.
For more information, call the Department of Theatre and Dance at 505.562.2711, or the Box Office at 505.562.2710.